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Arriving passengers wait for a ride outside Tom Bradley International Terminal at Los Angles International Airport (LAX) on April 22, 2013 in Los Angeles, Calif. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

FAA Keeps Planes On Ground Due To Lack Of Air Traffic Controllers

Flight delays piled up across the country Monday as thousands of air traffic controllers began taking unpaid days off because of federal budget cuts, providing the most visible impact yet of Congress and the White House’s failure to agree on a long-term deficit-reduction plan.


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Supreme Court Won’t Stop Federal Judges Getting Cost-Of-Living Increases Despite Sequester Cuts

The Supreme Court won’t stop some federal judges from getting cost-of-living increases promised to them by Congress but never paid, a move that could end up increasing the salaries of all federal judges.


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Furloughs Begin For Nearly 15,000 Air Traffic Controllers

Commercial airline flights moved smoothly throughout most of the country on Sunday, the first day air traffic controllers were subject to furloughs resulting from government spending cuts, though some delays appeared in the late evening in and around New York.


In his first trip since taking office, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew tours a Siemens' manufacturing plant and addresses the press in Alpharetta, Ga., on March 14, 2013. (credit: Jessica McGowan/Getty Images)

Lew: Too Early To Say What Sequester Agreement Might Entail

Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew said Thursday that he is optimistic that President Barack Obama will be able to reach an agreement with Republicans in Congress to break a budget impasse that’s triggered across-the-board government spending cuts.


President Barack Obama makes his way to board Marine One on March 5, 2013 from the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, D.C. (credit: MANDEL NGAN/AFP/Getty Images)

White House ‘Cries Wolf’ 3 Times Over Past 10 Days About Sequester Cuts

The Obama administration has incorrectly stated the effect of the $85 billion in sequester cuts three times already.


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Obama: ‘What More Do You Think I Should Do?’

President Barack Obama voiced his displeasure with not getting a deal done to avoid the sequester cuts.